Le Patourel, John

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1909-07-29
Death 1981-07-22
English, German

Biographical notes:

John Herbert Le Patourel was born in Guernsey on 29 July 1909. His father was a lawyer and became Attorney-General for Guernsey, whilst his mother was the daughter of a Devon farmer. He was educated in Guernsey at Elizabeth College, whence he went to Jesus College Oxford in 1928 as King Charles Scholar. After gaining first class honours in Modern History in 1931, he continued at Jesus College as the Goldsmith's Company Senior Student until 1933, when he was appointed to an Assistant Lectureship at University College London. He became a Lecturer there in 1936. In 1937 he published the results of his doctoral research at Oxford, The Medieval administration of the Channel Islands, 1199-1309 . In 1938 he married Jean Bird. During the Second World War he lectured in history at University College, Leicester, at Bangor, and then back in London. In 1943 he was made Reader and in 1945 succeeded David Douglas as Professor of Medieval History in the University of Leeds. He remained there until his retirement in 1970. He continued in research and publication until his death on 22 July 1981. His magnum opus was The Norman Empire, published in 1976. Whilst at Leeds he took a great interest in the development of the Brotherton Library's Modern History collections and served on the Library Committee in various capacities from 1946 onwards. He was also involved in local history circles, and was President of the Thoresby Society 1949-55, of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society 1965-9, and of the Leeds Philosophical Society 1966-8. In 1966 he founded the journal Northern History, of which volume 10, published in 1975, was a Festschrift in his honour

From the guide to the Correspondence from Professor John Le Patourel and others to D.H. Crocker concerning his research on the medieval manor of Bradford, West Riding, 1965-1975, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

From the guide to the Letters and papers of Professor John Le Patourel, ca.1910-1986, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

John Herbert Le Patourel was born in Guernsey on 29 July 1909. His father was a lawyer and became Attorney-General for Guernsey, whilst his mother was the daughter of a Devon farmer. He was educated in Guernsey at Elizabeth College, whence he went to Jesus College Oxford in 1928 as King Charles Scholar. After gaining first class honours in Modern History in 1931, he continued at Jesus College as the Goldsmith's Company Senior Student until 1933, when he was appointed to an Assistant Lectureship at University College London. He became a Lecturer there in 1936. In 1937 he published the results of his doctoral research at Oxford, The Medieval administration of the Channel Islands, 1199-1309 . In 1938 he married Jean Bird. During the Second World War he lectured in history at University College, Leicester, at Bangor, and then back in London. In 1943 he was made Reader and in 1945 succeeded David Douglas as Professor of Medieval History in the University of Leeds. He remained there until his retirement in 1970. He continued in research and publication until his death on 22 July 1981. His magnum opus was The Norman Empire, published in 1976. Whilst at Leeds he took a great interest in the development of the Brotherton Library's Modern History collections and served on the Library Committee in various capacities from 1946 onwards. He was also involved in local history circles, and was President of the Thoresby Society 1949-55, of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society 1965-9, and of the Leeds Philosophical Society 1966-8. In 1966 he founded the journal Northern History

From the guide to the Notes for lectures delivered to H.M. Forces by John Herbert Le Patourel during the Second World War, ca. 1944, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

From the guide to the Miscellaneous documents, 1940-1953, referring to Guernsey during the Second World War, collected by Professor J.H. Le Patourel, 1940-1953, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

From the guide to the Essays and notes from lectures, compiled by John Herbert Le Patourel whilst a student at Oxford, 1929-1932, 1929-1932, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 Addresses, essays, lectures
  • World War 1939-1945 Channel Islands
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Manors England Bradford (Yorkshire) History
  • Feudalism England Bradford (Yorkshire)
  • Constitutional history--Great Britain
  • Middle Ages History
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Historians Great Britain Biography

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  • Channel Islands History (as recorded)
  • England History (as recorded)
  • Bradford (Yorkshire) History (as recorded)
  • Guernsey (Channel Islands) (as recorded)
  • Guernsey (Channel Islands) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain History Addresses, essays, lectures (as recorded)
  • France History (as recorded)
  • Channel Islands (as recorded)
  • Europe History Addresses, essays, lectures (as recorded)